NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Premier's Award winner Wayne Jenkins
Wayne Jenkins, Head Teacher Automotive at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, Wagga Wagga Campus, is a progressive and passionate teacher and leader. His innovation and forward thinking has helped the institute to design and implement a curriculum for students to meet the needs of the automotive industry. While building industry relationships for the institute, Wayne worked closely with a large car manufacturer to develop a training program designed specifically to train to the manufacturer’s needs. Wayne ensures he is preparing future automotive workers with useful skills, benefiting individual students and their communities, the car manufacturing business and TAFE NSW Riverina Institute. Wayne regularly nominates his students for awards and encourages their participation in skills competitions. The students he has mentored have been successful in receiving state awards and other prizes.